Politics

Atamanenko takes horse slaughter issue to House of Commons

Atamanenko takes horse slaughter issue to House of Commons

BC Southern Interior MP Alex Atamanenko will soon have his turn to debate one of his private members bill in the House of Commons.  

“I have just notified the House of Commons that I will be moving forward with my newly introduced Bill C-571 which will impose certain limits on the horse slaughter industry,” said Atamanenko.

City clears Mill Street ravine

The landscape has changed drastically after recent tree-cutting and excavations in the formerly wooded ravine at the west end of

The City of Nelson has recently done major excavations in the wooded ravine at the west end of Mill St. to repair storm sewers. In the process, work crews removed many trees from city land and crown land so the soil beneath them could be removed and used as fill.

On January 23, the city published a notice to residents of the area, explaining the work its crews had done in the previous weeks.

COMMENT: Where are all the grown-ups overseeing our health care?

COMMENT: Where are all the grown-ups overseeing our health care?

I'd like to paint a picture for you, explaining why, in my opinion, this region enjoys sub-par health services:

Imagine, if you would, that you're the BC Minister of Health. You oversee five health authorities, with 16 health services delivery areas under them, all of them clamouring for a finite pool of funding and resources.

Trail says 'no' to Castlegar-funded examination of acute health care priorities in the region

Marguerite Rotvold, chair of the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board, said the consultation has value even if not all partners participate.

Trail has chosen to opt out of a process initiated by the City of Castlegar to create a region-wide strategic plan for health care in the region.

Castlegar contracted, at the cost of about $20,000, the services of consultant Jim Gustafson (formerly the CAO of the RDCK and, before that, Castlegar) to gather information from the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District regarding each of 30 jurisdiction's priorities for future acute health care.

Local MLAs to host BC finance critic in tri-city visit

Local MLAs to host BC finance critic in tri-city visit

In preparation for the upcoming provincial budget, opposition Finance Critic Mike Farnworth will be visiting the Kootenays, meeting with local governments, industry leaders and small business owners on Feb. 6 and 7.

Farnworth, the MLA for Port Coquitlam, has held the post of Finance critic since 2011, and will be responsible for responding in the Legislature to the BC Liberal government budget which will be presented on Feb. 18.

While in the area, Farnworth will be attending events in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail, hosted by MLAs Katrine Conroy and Michelle Mungall.

Nelson Landing: One Step Closer, Vows to Preserve Red Sands Beach

Allard Ockeloen, president and CEO of Storm Mountain and Peter Ward of Ward Engineering on site at Nelson Landing.

It’s official. The CEO of Storm Mountain, Allard Ockeloen, and Peter Ward of Ward Engineering installed the welcome sign last week to the lakefront property known as Nelson Landing.

Phase one of the homes will feature eight townhomes priced in the $400,000 range for 1,300+ square feet, which Ockeloen hopes to begin building this spring.

“The new website went live this week and this community is ideal for those looking for waterfront living close to downtown,” said Ockeloen.

Ootischenia meeting clarifies Castlegar boundary extension issues

RDCK Area J director Gordon Zaitsoff addresses assembled crowd at Ootischenia Hall Monday night.

Around 90 people showed up to a meeting at the Ootischenia Hall last night to discuss concerns about a proposed boundary expansion by the City of Castlegar.

As explained by meeting chair and RDCK Area J director Gordon Zaitsoff, there were two separate issues causing Ootischenia residents concern, the first being the city's stated intent of applying to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to extend its boundaries to include a 25-hectare parcel of land owned by the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and known as the gravel pit lands.

GF hosts open house to answer water metre questions

GF hosts open house to answer water metre questions

More than 100 residents came to the City of Grand Fork's informational open house, thirsty to learn more about the upcoming expansion of water metre to all residential homes in city limits. 

Judge Chides Harper Government's 'paternalistic, self serving, arbitrary and disrespectful' approach to First Nations

Judge Chides Harper Government's 'paternalistic, self serving, arbitrary and disrespectful' approach to First Nations

On January 17, 2014, Justice Patrick Smith of the Specific Claims Tribunal issued his decision in Aundeck Omni Kaning v. Canada, finding that Canada's unilateral, take-it-or-Ieave-it approach to the resolution of specific claims represents a blatant refusal to negotiate and undermines the Honour of the Crown in its dealings with First Nations. 

SEEDS greenhouse gets a generous gift of grow-lights

Fundraiser Jean Jones (left) and Coordinator Lee Reid in the city-owned greenhouse at Lakeside Park. They say new donated grow lights will allow SEEDS to grow vegetables throughout the winter

Spinach, chard, cress, arugula, beet tops, carrots, collards, mint, hot peppers, water cress, and seven kinds of lettuce—they’re all flourishing throughout the winter in the SEEDS greenhouse thanks to new grow lights donated by Martech Electric and installed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.

“They donated a lot of time and expense and we are placing some appreciative signs outside to acknowledge their support,” says Lee Reid, who heads the project.

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